Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington Alumni Average Salary

Indiana University is a university based in Bloomington, Ind. that is home to around 37,000 undergraduates. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Hoosiers!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. This summary is derived from information given by IU grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Software Engineer
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Marketing Manager
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Senior Financial Analyst
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Financial Analyst
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Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
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Software Developer
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Account Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Oct 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 912
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About This School

107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000

Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, Indiana University (IU)


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of IU are found working in a number of different fields including the manufacturing industry, the financial services industry, and the consulting industry. The education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Graduates of IU earn $61K on average.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $69K per year, but the second group takes home only approximately $53K.


Finance Managers win the contest for best-paid IU alumni, making about $102K on average every year, though Senior Financial Analysts ($78K), and Software Engineers (around $73K) are not far behind. Business Analysts get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $50K in this job.


Home to a large number of IU alums, Indianapolis, Ind. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Another city that attracts a wealth of IU grads is Washington, DC; given its high compensation (around $77K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. IU alumni in Fort Wayne, Ind. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $44K. Other common destinations include Chicago, Ill. and Bloomington, Ind.

Degree Major

Former Hoosiers who fare the best in terms of salary hold a B.A. in Business & Marketing and earn a median salary of $100K per year. A B.A. in Journalism offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($42K).


Strategic Planning commands a pay premium of 57 percent for former Hoosiers. One in eight grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. For this school, most alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of respondents pick up dental plans, too. Most graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Graduates of Indiana University are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Louisville graduates, who earn $59K on average, make a similar amount to IU grads. Other schools similar to IU include the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Purdue University-Main Campus.

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Key Stats for Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
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based on 209 votes.
$34,082 - $77,948
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